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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Substance Use

  • University of British Columbia - Robson Square Campus 800 Robson Street Vancouver, BC, V6Z 2E7 Canada (map)

CBT for Substance Use


Designed for mental health trainees and/or professionals with some familiarity in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, this course reviews the fundamentals of the evidence-based practice, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for substance use, as well as how to incorporate this evidence-based treatment into treatment of other mental health disorders.

Substance use concerns are common in mental health settings, yet often go unaddressed.  Failure to address substance use concerns is associated with worse outcomes and increased relapse (for both mental illness and substance use). 

Benefit from the opportunity to:

  • Learn about commonly misused substances and their short- and long-term effects.
  • Explore common approaches to treating substance use and concurrent disorders as well as the relevant empirical support for each.
  • Find out about and practise using an assessment and intervention tool for clients who use substances.
  • Learn how to create and tailor an individualized intervention plan for clients who wish to reduce their use of substances.

This is an experiential class intended for counselling professionals or counselling students who are actively working with a client case load.

This course is approved for 6 CECs by the CCPA.


To find out more information and to register, please click here.